Your Body

by Shrug Life

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Your body is not your body
It's the property of church and state

In room five, said goodbye.
On foreign soil, a final cry before boarding the Ryanair home.
So goes the last of the student loan.

Sat next to the set from the hen weekend,
Buying scratch cards from the flight attendant
With excess patience, making small talk
Hopping every hurdle Leinster House has raised in her honour

"Yeah I had a real nice holiday, thanks for asking"

Ill-equipped with unnamed burden
Options blocked for paths unplanned
At age 19, made to understand
advice goes no further than the law will allow it
and you're on your own if you need a way around it.

"Yeah I had a real nice holiday, thanks for asking"

And if they stepped inside her skin
Forced to forfeit their decision
Would the party line apply?
Would they see it as some feminist failure?
To budget trek to Liverpool and never talk about it later?

Your body is not yours...


released September 21, 2016
Danny Carroll wrote the lyrics and did the man voice. Maire Carr did the woman voice. Keith Broni plucked the bass bits and Josh Donnelly hit the drum bits. Danny was on the guitar, except for that Dick Dale line on the first verse, that was Fiachra McCarthy.

Fiachra McCarthy produced the thing. He's a patient man. Mark Chester engineered the drums and bass and mastered the final mix. It was all recorded in the big room of The Pop Inn, Little Britain Street, Dublin 2.

Naoise Dolan designed the artwork (



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Shrug Life Dublin, Ireland

Shrug Life is the questionable, protective moniker of Josh, Danny and Keith. Together they make music and fight first world problems. This is their story...

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